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." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. the house of representatives voting right now. they have a number of measures to vote on before speaker boehner's plan "b," but we'll continue to monitor capitol hill for any developments. meanwhi meanwhile, i'm here with scott wapner. the market modestly higher despite uncertainty over a fiscal cliff deal. new information coming up in moments. >> good to see you again. scott wapner in today for bill griffiths. less than one hour to go in this trading day. the dow is positive now, just off the highs of the day. good for 39 points. nasdaq's higher, s&p is higher as well at this point. all eyes certainly on the nation's capital though today, maria, and here at the stock exchange. >> absolutely. first, here is what we know. global exchange officials right now are discussing how to respond to an $8.25 billion deal announced today between the new york storage and intercontinental exchange. there's been informal discussions with the stock exchange about a deal as recently as last week but the nyse, afraid to have another deal blocked b
, d.c. and new york. >>> the fbi is offering a $50,000 reward for these escaped chicago bank robbers. jose banks, that's his name and kenneth conley, the pair they climbed down a 20-story jail and then surveillance video shows them hopping into a cab. >>> plus, which car performed best in the 2013 insurance institute's highway safety test? the results coming up next. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove [ male announcer ] zales is the diamond store. save 25 percent off an amazing selection storewide, now through monday. >>> some stories making news this morning, oregon man dropped his l
the jeffries trading floor today in new york. peter, you have a lot of different scenarios, but the most likely scenario that you think is that the blackberry fails, there is no acquisition on this and the cash firm continues? >> yeah. we think it costs about $1 billion to launch these devices. if successful, we think an access possibility goes up. if not, we see the company become much, much smaller a year from now. >> how do you measure success? and when we we know on this? >> we'll probably know around around/may next year. success would be call it 3 to 5 million units in the first quarter out of the gate and 5 million units plus after that. to us, that would be a very good launch. >> for anybody who is actually a blackberry user still, what do you say about these things? if there's a takeover, does that mean blackberry continues? what's the long-term outlook for the company? >> i would suspect that if you're a blackberry user, there's very little chance that your service is going to be cut off. that is a key cash flow driver for the company and anybody who would want to buy isn't concerned
in the air. atlanta will have delays. as the system moves east on the weekend, even new york and boston will have delays from this storm. and then we'll talk about the west when we get back with the rest of the weather. it is a messy next couple of days. >> real sloppy. sam, thanks very much. >>> we'll get the latest on that fiscal cliff. down to 12 days before everyone's taxes go up and every government program is cut. and that is a little more likely this morning, with private talks frozen and both sides blaming each other for the breakdown. abc's jonathan karl has all this from washington. all of the focus on speaker john boehner's fallback plan, what he is calling plan "b." >> reporter: that's right, george. talks have got son low, i would say this is the low point, that boehner is moving ahead with the backup plan that the president so opposes, he says he will veto. under plan "b" most of the tax cuts will be extended for those making over $1 million. for those over $1 million, the tax rates would go up. this could do nothing to address the issues. like spending cuts and the debt c
, it's a rain maker for new york, philadelphia and washington, but then that moves out by tomorrow afternoon. >> just so i make it home to see mom. >> you'll get there. >> i hope so. thanks, alexandra. >>> two state department officials employees of hillary clinton are testifying right now before the house and senate committees after that blistering report on exactly what went wrong in benghazi, the committee headed by thomas pickering and admiral mike mullen. admiral mullen had this to say. >> while we did not find that any individual u.s. government employee engaged in willful misconduct or knowingly ignored his or her responsibilities, we did conclude that certain state department bureau level senior officials in critical positions of authority and responsibility in washington demonstrated a lack of leadership and management ability appropriate for senior ranks in their responses to security concerns posed by the special mission. >> a total of four senior state department officials have either resigned or placed on administrative leave in the wake of this report but what about s
to say the scariest thing to me with respect to newtown was when i g-chatted my fellow editor in new york to plot out coverage, and we knew exactly what to do because we had done it three times before. it had gotten so routine and so disturbing to us and i'm worried i'll be writing the same story. >> we can't desensitize ourselves to this, though. >> listen, we're not going to. i've heard about '68 as far as what califano said and how quickly we have to move. this is different. the horrors of martin luther king, the horrors of bobby kennedy, the horrors of all the gun violence through the years, a million americans killed. mark halperin, as horrific as all of those murders have been, nothing has jarred americans like what happened last friday. it just hasn't. americans aren't going to forget this. >> they're not. >> they're not going to forget this, and they're expecting action. you worry, again, if republicans and democrats can't come to an agreement on rounding decisions for ten years, how are they going to address the bigger issues? >> well, we don't really know how the fiscal cliff's
issue in washington is of course the gun laws. here is an article from "the new york times." here is a picture of chad knox in ohio. just a little bit from this article -- we want to spend this first section of the "washington journal" asking gun owners only to call in and whether or not they think any of the gun laws should be changed. you can see the phone numbers on your screen. you can also contact us by social media as well. please identify yourself as a gun owner. you can make a comment on facebook page. or send an e-mail. a little bit more from this "new york times" article -- that is in "the new york times" this morning. from "the washington post" -- that is an "the washington post." gun owners only we want to hear thinkwhether or not use iyou gun laws should be changed. caller: i do not think gun laws should be changed. in new york, we are in a quandary still with the assault weapons ban. as a citizen in new york, assault weapons did not drop in new york. they still have their own assault weapons ban. you can have assault weapons in new york as long as they are manufactur
on the floor of the new york stock exchange for "squawk on the street" to see this new acquisition dynamic play out. today nyse agreed to be acquired by intercontinental exchange, a new upstart with not even a dozen years of trading under its belt. this went from $24.32 and change, had a fantastic appreciation, which shows you how an icon being american business can be worth much more than it's trading for, providing a competitor gets to acquire it. separate these companies, know what they are? they're part of a dog eat dog unverse of exchanges and an industry with way too much capacity. together they become the global power house that can dominate futures trading. in other words, this is a dodd-frank legislation made me do it deal. it shows both companies are willing to do what's right for you, the shareholders, even our f our leaders aren't willing to do what's right for you, the taxpayers. sadly the new york stock exchange is something that we used to come into a newer company because the equity business, which is its bread and butter, has shrunk and changed dramatically. it's kind of more l
. it is december 20th. >> the top five stories making news at this hour. a massive chain reaction crash in new york leaving 33 people hurt and one person dead. it happened in the town of shirley on the long island expressway. the driver of a tractor trailer lost control and smashed into several vehicles setting off the chain reaction. the truck cause carrying debris from super storm sandy. >> it was like a movie. chain reaction. it was so fast. no one could react to it. >> 40 vehicles were involved in the wreck. it stretched the length of a football field. eastbound lanes are shut but westbound lanes are open. >>> 4 u.s. citizens plotting to destroy u.s. targets overseas. they pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy. three already pleaded guilty but changed their plea when is the 4th was indicted as being the ringleader. the younger brother of bernie madoff will be sentenced for helping pull off the biggest ponzi scheme in history. he is expected to spend the next ten years behind bars. one victim fired off a letter to the judge saying she is very unhappy the sentencing was postponed from decem
it or not >> gretchen: here is the headlines. a massive chain crash. it happened in new york. it happened iniac-- yack hank. the driver lost control and setting off the chain reaction . the truck was carrying debris from super storm sandy. >> it was like a move yechain reaction and so fast. no one could react to it. >> brian: 40 vehicles were involved and the wreck stretched the length of a football field and all lanes are reopened this morning. midwest getting pummeled with a massive snow storm. some states are under blizzard warnings it is expected to dump a foot of the snow in the next 48 hours. in nebraska. roads are shut down because of the snow and strong wins are making visibility difficult. roads are closed in washington state after collisions and spin outs . there is word that one person is hurt. younger brother of madoff will be sentenced for helping pull off the biggest ponzi scheme in prison. he will be spending 10 years behind bars. one victim said she is unhappy that the sentence was postpone anothered the judge to remain free to attend a bar mitzvah. she brought the miss universe crown
well know, a lot of folks in suburban, new york, long island, people decidedly not in white-collar job, two income couples earning a quarter of a million dollars a year, they are not in the millionaire and billionaire category and certainly don't thing themselves wealthy by any stretch of the imagination. how does the president sell a tax increase on that group? >> you're exactly right, jon. that is where chuck schumer, represents new york, made that case. he said a while ago he would be more comfortable at a million. like i said i thought what would happen we would be compromising somewhere around half a million mark as the cuttoff on the increase in rates. but i don't know. they, both sides seem to be pretty intransient. president at00,000 as the level he would increase -- 400,000. jon: there are questions whether john boehner has enough votes even in the house to get his plan b threw. he is scheduled to vote i understand it. he must think he will win on that score. you're saying that the president would rather veto a tax increase on that highest million and up income level americans
to share. yesterday in tribute firefighters from as far away as new york city lined the street outside the catholic church in newtown, forming an honor guard as the hearse carrying daniel's body passed. firemen in full gear and uniforms saluted the little boy, recognizing the young child who hoped to join their ranks one day. another photo shows a man riding in the funeral procession holding a piece of paper out the window with the simple message, thank you all. look at that. well, at the same time, investigators continue pursuing their research, and today are going after a new angle in the search for a motive in this massacre. i mean, they just want to understand so they can prevent other tragedies in the future. experts are asking a yes nettist from the university of connecticut to contribute now to the investigation of the shooter in the hope that lanza's biology can reveal what may have been behind this massacre. dr. michael baden is a world renowned forensic pathologist, the best, and a fox news contributor who has worked so many high profile cases, we can barely name them all, th
the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> good morning, new york. look at that great shot. come over after two strong days of gains, u.s. markets closed lower yesterday. stock futures are down this morning as fiscal cliff talks stall in washington. >> so here's the deal. you can see a delay in getting your tax refund next year unless congress moves on the fiscal cliff soon. this is going to hurt all of us. christine has details. >> we're already there. tax season starts in a couple weeks. you're going to start getting 1099s at the end of january and you have companies -- the government can't change in just one week or two weeks. if you're talking about having to make retro active tax changes, i mean it's really a mess. i want to talk about the amt in particular here. you know, the irs acting director warned congress about a real problem with not passing an amt patch. if the amt patch goes away, every year we patch this amt. amt was meant to make sure that rich people paid a minimum amount of tax now because of the way congress designed it in the infinite black wisdom.
the pageant in over 20 dwlaerz. she describes herself as a nerd and has even performed at new york's carnegie hall. >> the new miss universe might want to avoid partying like a rock star. a new study shows musicians have a higher risk of premature death compared with the rest of the population. researchers at britain's center for public health looked at nearly 1,500 pop rock hip-hop and punk rock performers. they had a 9% death rate over a five-decade period much higher than average. nearly 39% of those deaths were caused by factors related to violence or alcohol or drugs. >> they did not see the concert of 12/12/12 because everybody on that stage, the average age was at least 60-plus, and they showed no signs of slowing down. >>> a few billion of us won't be around this weekend if you believe that friday is dooms day. however however, it turns out there is a loophole in that scenario and holly williams found it for us. >> reporter: many of us have heard of prophecies based on the mayan calendar that the world will end this friday the 21st of december 2012. bu
time. i worked in new york city for about 28 years as a bilingual teacher and a certified credit counselor. if i could just give my personal testimony, i think you may be relevant to the issue here. i studied at hunter city college in new york for a master's degree in counseling. a masters degree, at that time, acquired only 30 credits -- graduate credits. i was in the last class that certified the 30 credits and afterwards it became 38 and now i believe it is 60. my training, i thought, was quite good. we had very experienced and talented professors. the objective was to put on the front lines some trained people to basically just be listening. to have the children referred to us and we have enough training to we could try to help them, or if we felt that the problem was severe enough, we could refer them. we had psychiatrists in new york available. school support teams. and i am now working in florida as is an adjunct professor at the college level. and my feeling is come, and i don't want to be too judgmental, but i think at the community college level and maybe colleges in ge
directing new york city traffic. >> brian: the winner of the x factor will be joining us live. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. steve, you'll be joining me, right? >> steve: i will. weather alert. serious trouble for millions of americans hoping to travel for the holiday. check out the storm system. it is powerful. moving through the central part of u.s., upper plains. blizzard and winter storm warnings for nebraska and great lakes. deep south tornado sirens blaring. mobile, alabama, roofs have been ripped off, trees topple. a powerful storm moves through there. a warning in effect in mobile, alabama. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: why don't we get normal weather. always something extreme. it is causing delays and cancellations. they're trying to get home. going through chicago o'hare's airport the nation's second busiest airport. they're having a tough time. live screen left, you see minneapolis. screen right you see storm damage where it already went through in mobile, alabama. could be a rough couple days out there as the head -- storm heads o
owners, also new york mayor and christiane amanpour and deepak chopra. they're all here. enough is nuenough. we want to hear from you too. >> good evening, this is our version of a town hall. a big conversation about guns in america. people on both sides of what very well may be the most important issue in this country. take a look at these people. they have all been touched in gun violence in some way. you can pose questions and join the conversation and the debate. have a view. i will ask questions that you put to me and raise them on air. >> i want to start with the place the pain is most acute, newtown, connecticut. where there were more funerals today. few moments ago i spoke to neil heslin, who's 6-year-old son jesse died in the shooting. >> he came late, but he was my best friend and my buddy. i'm just really lost for words. i -- we did everything together. and he had so many favorite spots. where we'd go, the diner in town here, the grocery store, for his bagel or muffin in the morning. mistyville deli where he's go to get his sandwich before school also and his snack. j
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